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Quebecers want pandemic assistance payments to end immediately; ROC does not

The majority of Canadians in other provinces want assistance programs to continue until at least the end of the year.

According to a recent study by the Angus Reid Institute, the majority of Quebecers (60%) would like pandemic assistance programs to end immediately, while the majority of Canadians in other provinces want to keep them going until at least the end of the year. The provinces whose citizens were least likely to want pandemic benefits to end were Ontario (32%) and Manitoba (33%).

Quebecers want pandemic assistance payments to end immediately; ROC does not

Many of the federal emergency benefits programs introduced during the COVID-19 pandemic were scheduled to end Oct. 23. The Canada Recovery Benefit (CRB) specifically provided as much as $900 (after taxes withheld) every two weeks to Canadians who are directly affected by COVID-19 and are not entitled to Employment Insurance (EI) benefits.

Overall, roughly two in five Canadians (41%) say that now is the time for pandemic assistance programs like the Canada Recovery Benefit (CRB) to end.

For the complete poll results and methodology, please visit the Angus Reid Institute website.


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